Best Shows This Week: December 3 to December 9, 2018

Holiday season is well under way, with Stevie Wonder’s annual celebration and KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas coming to town this weekend. Our Best Shows This Week Calendar also highlights appearances by Nine Inch Nails, She & Him, Lauren Ruth Ward, Echo & the Bunnymen, Orbital and more. Unwrap all the details in our full calendar below.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

Monday Night Residency: Blue Rose Rounders, Gun Outfit, Grave Flowers Bongo Band, Kevlar, Permanent Records DJs at The Echo, 21+, 8:30 PM, FREE

School Night feat. Kevin Garrett, NVDES, Spencer Ludwig, Mothica, GOLDN, DJ sets by Bright Lights, Beca, Chris Douridas at Bardot, 21+, 7:30 PM, FREE with RSVP

Hand Habits, Emily Sprague, Julianna Barwick, Anna St. Louis at Zebulon Cafe, 21+, 9 PM, FREE with RSVP

Andy Shauf (solo) at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Shakey Graves photo by Tim Aarons

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Shakey Graves, KOLARS at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $27.00

Echo & the Bunnymen at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian, all ages, 8 PM, $91

Beach Fossils & Wavves: The I Love You Tour at The Belasco Theater, all ages, 7 PM, $25

Sasha Sloan, Chloe Lilac at Moroccan Lounge, all ages, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT

ayokay, SHAED at Resident, 21+, 7 PM, $13 advance/$15 day-of

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Sasha Sloan, Chloe Lilac at Moroccan Lounge, all ages, 7:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Beach Fossils & Wavves: The I Love You Tour at The Belasco Theater, all ages, 7 PM, $25

Echo & the Bunnymen at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian, all ages, 8 PM, $49.50

GØGGS at Echoplex, all ages, 5 PM, $5

6LACK, Tierra Whack at The Novo, all ages, 7:30 PM, $34.50-44.50

Valley Queen Moroccan Lounge 2018 mainbar
Valley Queen photo by Tim Aarons

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

Lauren Ruth Ward, Valley Queen, Rett Madison at El Rey Theatre, all ages, 8 PM, $19.50

Pale Waves, The Candescents, Kailee Morgue at Fonda Theatre, all ages, 8:30 PM show, $25.00

She & Him (Christmas show), Alice Wetterlund at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $60.50

Fucked Up, Big Business, Narrow Head at Echoplex, 18+, 8:30 PM, $18 advance/$22 day-of

6LACK, Tierra Whack at The Novo, all ages, 7:30 PM, $34.50-44.50

Rituals of Mine, Vowws at Resident, 21+, 8 PM, $12 advance/$15 day-of

FACIAL, Spare Parts for the Broken Hearts, The Holycuts at Zebulon Cafe, 21+, 8 PM, $10.00

Har Mar Superstar & Sabrina Ellis Do the Songs of Dirty Dancing, Heart Bones, The Chavez Ravine at The Regent Theater, 18+, 8 PM, $17.50 advance/$25 day-of

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Nine Inch Nails, The Jesus and Mary Chain at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 6:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Neko Case, Destroyer at Orpheum Theatre, all ages, 8:30 PM, $36-41

She & Him (Christmas show), Alice Wetterlund at The Wiltern, all ages, 7 PM, $40.50-100

John Maus, Maraschino at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, all ages, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Louis the Child, Daya, R.LUM.R, Wafia at Shrine Expo Hall, 18+, 8:30 PM, SOLD OUT

Xiu Xiu (solo), Tearist, Elliot Reed at El Cid, all ages, 10 PM, $15 advance/$20 door

Third Eye Blind photo by Tim Aarons

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Nine Inch Nails, The Jesus and Mary Chain at Hollywood Palladium, all ages, 6:30 PM, SOLD OUT

KROQs Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018 feat. The Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet and more at The Forum, all ages, 4 PM, SOLD OUT

Wild Reeds, Whispertown, Psychic Love at Bootleg Theater, all ages, 8 PM, $18 advance/$20 day-of

Suuns, Graham Van Pelt at Lodge Room Highland Park, all ages, 8 PM, $15

Orbital, Clint Mansell at The Belasco Theater, all ages 7 PM, $30

John Maus, Lunch Lady, Red Channel, Bennett Kogon DJ set at The Regent Theater, 18+, 8 PM, SOLD OUT

Peter Bjorn and John at Teragram Ballroom, all ages, 8 PM, $25

CHVRCHES photo by Betsy Martinez

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

KROQs Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2018 feat. Florence + the Machine, CHVRCHES, Billie Eilish and more at The Forum, all ages, 4 PM, $60-155

Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle, Black Mare at The Echo, 18+, 8 PM, $13 advance/$16 day-of

Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends at The Wiltern, all ages, 8 PM, $98-230

22nd Annual House Full Of Toys Benefit Concert featuring the Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music at Staples Center, all ages, 7 PM, $25-179.50

Lauren Ruth Ward photo by Frank Mojica